Friday, November 19, 2010

The Secret of the Harvest

The secret of the harvest is to love the work you do...

to give thanks for the labor that becomes a part of you.

A gentle heart makes certain that each crop is picked with care

and takes a tender moment to enjoy the goodness there.

The richness of the harvest does not come without a cost.

Sometimes you walk with confidence,

and sometimes you get lost.

But if you reach for gratitude...

and give reverence its due,

you'll find abundance all around...

with joy

and friendship, too.

You'll find a love for every creature

underneath the sun,

and peace will fill your heart

before the harvest day is done.

(Then––if you've worked real hard––
a candy apple might be fun!)

=)

These photos of my grandchildren were taken by their talented mom:

20 comments:

Caroline of Salsa Pie said...

I always enjoy your poetry and your grandchildren are always so beautiful. They look like they are having fun here! I bet you've enjoyed being with them...

:)
Have a great weekend, Sue.

The Crash Test Dummy said...

Sue, thank you so very much for voting. You are da bomb. (Are you blog is kinda da bomb too!)

Grandma Honey said...

OH pictures of the grandchildren are the best ones! Wonder what Brycie is trying to hide from in pic #12?

Laraine Eddington said...

Lovely poem and kids. Thanks Sue.

jen said...

Love the picture with the orange and the green steering wheel.
She's great.

Janis said...

Love it! You are so very talented! Happy Thanksgiving to you and your beautiful family!

Dixie Mom said...

Wouldn't the whole world be better if we all got caramel apples? Especially like that one.
I bet you are getting so excited!

yaya said...

What perfect photos to go with that sweet poem! Cute Grandkiddos by the way..and I love the look of that apple..yummmm! Happy Thanksgiving!

Katie said...

What a fun day!!! You caught some really sweet moments!

Crawford Family said...

What a fun poem. I enjoyed your lovely grandchildren!

Stef said...

I loved this poem! Seriously!! And the pictures are so cute!

Darlene said...

Good one, Sue. As usual I love the pictures and the poetry. Those kids are so darned cute. I suppose Heather took these.

Those carmeled apples look sooo good! I haven't had a good apple for so long. It almost made me hungry. I have been messing with carmel all day, however, making popcorn balls to take to your house. I promised Kristin I'd do them this year instead of my carmel corn with nuts. What a project it turned out to be to have enough for l7 people to at least have two each. Looks like I might make that goal. If all goes well with the third batch I will have four dozen, so there should be plenty. See you soon!!

Donna said...

Such sweet pic osf your granchildren!!! Love the smiles and the innocence of just their being our in nature. The seasonal photos are so wonderful I think. Looks like you'll be having a geat Thanksgiving!!

karen said...

Your poetry sets such a lovely tone. Heather's images are so pretty and really set off the poetry (and her kids are pretty cute too!) But that carmel apple - now I have a serious jones for one. Darn you, Sue!

Roger and LeAnn said...

Sue, I always enjoy the precious pictures of your grandchildren and also you poetry. You are such a great writer. I really enjoy your post. Thanks for sharing your gift.
Check out the story of Jonah and the Whale on my site; you will love it.
Blessings to you! LeAnn

Coralie Cederna Johnson said...

Lovely autumn happiness...thanks for sharing these wonderful children and their pretty pumpkins! Love this!

Jess said...

Perfect pictures to fit your poem or did you craft the poem to fit the pics? Either way, it's perfect!

Sue said...

To answer your question, Jess, I wrote the poem to fit the pictures.

=)

BECKY said...

Awww, great photos!! Looks like a fabulous day!!!

Karen Sue said...

I really love the look with your 'pumpkins' wearing orange shirts...just the right POP of color and I like pumpkins, too. Very nice

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